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Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

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Douglas Ross

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

MSP for Highlands and Islands (Region) 2021 - present day

Former MSP for Highlands and Islands (Region) 2016 - 2017

About Douglas Ross

Contact details

Contact online

Post-d: @douglas4moray

Facebook: Douglas's facebook

Contact at the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

Phone: 0131 348 6161
Text relay calls welcome.

Contact at local office

10 Drummond Street
Inverness
IV1 1QD

Phone: 01463 230777
Text relay calls welcome.

Committees

Douglas is not a member of any committees

Cross-party groups

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Douglas does not have any parliamentary or government roles

Party Roles

Douglas has 1 party role

Party Leader

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Previous roles

Douglas has had 2 previous roles

Previous roles in cross-party groups are not included in this list.

08 June 2016 - 11 June 2017

Justice Committee

Member

28 June 2016 - 11 June 2017

Local Government and Communities Committee

Substitute Member

Register of interests

Douglas's register of interests

MSPs must provide details of their financial interests in the Register of Interests. They make an initial statement on becoming or being returned as an MSP. This is then updated with any changes they provide.

Here is the register for Douglas Ross. The date of their initial statement was 17 June 2021.

Remuneration and related undertaking

I am the Member of Parliament for Moray (House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA). I attend the House of Commons weekly when it is in session. I receive salary and use of an iPad and laptop. I estimate the total combined value of this remuneration is between £80,001 and £85,000 per annum. During my time as an MSP and MP, I will be donating my MSP salary to local charities each month. My UK parliamentary business costs and expenses are made publicly available on the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority website at www.theipsa.org.uk.

Gifts

No registrable interests

Overseas visits

No registrable interests

Controlled transactions

No registrable interests

Heritable property

No registrable interests

Interest in shares

No registrable interests

Voluntary

From 7 October to 13 October 2021, I was part of an MP delegation from the British-Qatari APPG to meet ministers and officials from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Qatar. Discussions centred around Qatar’s humanitarian and political response to the Afghanistan crisis, preparations for the World Cup, workers' rights reform and bilateral relations. On the 25th October the Embassy of Qatar confirmed the costs of the visit amounted to £7,856.24 and were met by The Ministry of Foreign Affairs Qatar (Qatar Embassy, 1 South Audley Street, London W1 1NB). [Registered 15 November 2021]

I am a member of the Scottish Senior Football Referees Association.

On 18 June 2021 I was a guest of the UK Government Department for Culture, Media and Sport at the England v Scotland Euro 2020 Group Stage match at Wembley stadium.

From 31 Jul to 5 August 2016, I was part of a fact-finding political delegation to Israel and the West Bank for Scottish Conservative MSPs. The costs of the visit amounted to £2,000 and were met by Conservative Friends of Israel (of CFI Ltd, PO BOx 72288, London, SW1P 9LB).

Recent Activity

What was said

What Douglas Ross has said in Parliament

These are the official transcripts of what was said by this MSP in the chamber and at committee meetings. You'll find the topic discussed and how many times this MSP has contributed to the discussion.

Chamber meeting date: 28 June 2022

Independence Referendum

Douglas Ross (Highlands and Islands) (Con): "I wonder whether that Scottish National Party applause was to make up for the people in the public gallery walking out as the First Minister was speaking. Nicola Sturgeon is at it all over again. Her eye is off the ball once more…

Chamber meeting date: 28 June 2022

Business Motion

Douglas Ross (Highlands and Islands) (Con): "Thank you, Presiding Officer. As others have said, I know that we have been detained tonight, but members have very important issues—Interruption.. I am sorry that I am—Interruption."

Chamber meeting date: 23 June 2022

Sexual Harassment (Support for Victims)

1. Douglas Ross (Highlands and Islands) (Con): "Does the First Minister agree that every victim of sexual harassment should be fully supported?"

Chamber meeting date: 16 June 2022

Scottish Independence Referendum

1. Douglas Ross (Highlands and Islands) (Con): "The Scottish National Party Government has said that it wants to hold another divisive independence referendum in October next year, but Nicola Sturgeon cannot even say whether ferries will float by then; she will not have closed the school attainment gap by then; she will not have returned national health service services to normal by then; and…

Chamber meeting date: 14 June 2022

Benefits of Independence

Douglas Ross (Highlands and Islands) (Con): "Thank you, Presiding Officer. Conservative members have heard very clearly your standing up for the role of the Parliament and parliamentarians in the parties. I am sorry that the First Minister could not be here in person to listen to your views…

Votes

How Douglas Ross has voted in Parliament

Find out how Douglas Ross has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6M-05235.3

Northern Ireland Protocol Bill

Submitted by: Sarah Boyack, Lothian, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Result 85 for, 25 against, 0 abstained, 19 no vote

MSP not voted

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-05254

Business Programme

Submitted by: George Adam, Paisley, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Result 63 for, 47 against, 0 abstained, 19 no vote

MSP not voted

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-05254.1

Business Programme

Submitted by: Stephen Kerr, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Supported by: Jeremy Balfour, Miles Briggs, Alexander Burnett, Donald Cameron, Jackson Carlaw, Finlay Carson, Sharon Dowey, Russell Findlay, Murdo Fraser, Meghan Gallacher, Maurice Golden, Pam Gosal, Jamie Greene, Dr. Sandesh Gulhane, Jamie Halcro Johnston, Rachael Hamilton, Craig Hoy, Liam Kerr, Dean Lockhart, Douglas Lumsden, Edward Mountain, Oliver Mundell, Douglas Ross, Graham Simpson, Liz Smith, Alexander Stewart, Sue Webber, Annie Wells, Tess White, Brian Whittle
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Result 47 for, 63 against, 0 abstained, 19 no vote

MSP not voted

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-05154

Fireworks and Pyrotechnic Articles (Scotland) Bill

Submitted by: Ash Regan, Edinburgh Eastern, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Supported by: Keith Brown
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Result 84 for, 0 against, 25 abstained, 20 no vote

MSP not voted

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-05235.2

Northern Ireland Protocol Bill

Submitted by: Donald Cameron, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Result 25 for, 85 against, 0 abstained, 19 no vote

MSP not voted

Vote Defeated

Motions

Written questions

Written questions Douglas Ross has submitted in Parliament

These are the questions that this MSP has asked the Scottish Government about its work. It also includes any answer to these questions.

Question ref. S6W-08033

Asked by: Ross, Douglas, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 14 April 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on the timescale confirmed by the Chief Executive of NHS Grampian that it could take seven to 10 years to deliver model 6 (consultant-led maternity unit) at Dr Gray's in Elgin."

Answered by: Humza Yousaf on 17 May 2022

Question ref. S6W-08032

Asked by: Ross, Douglas, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 14 April 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what its response is to reports that NHS Grampian could take nine months to set out the timescales and milestones to deliver model 6 (consultant-led maternity unit) at Dr Gray's in Elgin."

Answered by: Humza Yousaf on 17 May 2022

Question ref. S5W-08315

Asked by: Ross, Douglas, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 22 March 2017

"To ask the Scottish Government how much independent prison monitoring cost in its first year of operation."

Answered by: Michael Matheson on 18 April 2017

Question ref. S5W-08319

Asked by: Ross, Douglas, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 22 March 2017

"To ask the Scottish Government how many times the Independent Prison Monitoring Advisory Group has met."

Answered by: Michael Matheson on 18 April 2017

Question ref. S5W-08313

Asked by: Ross, Douglas, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 22 March 2017

"To ask the Scottish Government how many vacancies there are for independent prison monitors."

Answered by: Michael Matheson on 18 April 2017

Question ref. S5W-08314

Asked by: Ross, Douglas, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 22 March 2017

"To ask the Scottish Government what the average frequency of monitoring visits per prison is by (a) independent prison monitors and (b) prison monitoring coordinators."

Answered by: Michael Matheson on 18 April 2017

Question ref. S5W-08318

Asked by: Ross, Douglas, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 22 March 2017

"To ask the Scottish Government what training existing independent prison monitors have received."

Answered by: Michael Matheson on 18 April 2017

Question ref. S5W-08316

Asked by: Ross, Douglas, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 22 March 2017

"To ask the Scottish Government what proportion of prison monitoring visits have been carried out as part of a pre-arranged rota."

Answered by: Michael Matheson on 18 April 2017

Question ref. S5W-08322

Asked by: Ross, Douglas, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 22 March 2017

"To ask the Scottish Government what work has been undertaken to assess prisoners’ awareness of independent prison monitors and prison monitoring coordinators."

Answered by: Michael Matheson on 18 April 2017

Question ref. S5W-08321

Asked by: Ross, Douglas, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 22 March 2017

"To ask the Scottish Government how visits by independent prison monitors are publicised to prisoners."

Answered by: Michael Matheson on 18 April 2017

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